Need suggestion for travel to Greenwich

Old Dec 28th, 2000, 05:43 AM
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Need suggestion for travel to Greenwich

I will be staying in the area by the Hyde Park tube station and would like to know the easiest way to get to the Greenwich area.
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 07:01 AM
mike in London
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You have 4 options.

1). Take the Underground (the Jubilee Line) to North Greenwich. See for more info

2) Take the overland train from Charing Cross (or London Bridge) to Greenwich (about 15 mins). See

3) Take the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) to Greenwich. This is the slowest way but it gives you a different view of London.

4) River boats operate services (although probably limited in winter) to Greenwich from eithwe Westminster Pier or Embankment Pier.

From Hyde Park the Underground is probably the easiest way, although North Greenwich is further to the town centre (it's near the Dome)than the train and DLR station.

Hope this helps.
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 07:51 AM
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Mike, Thanks for the reply. It is most appreciated.

Old Dec 28th, 2000, 10:53 AM
Ben Haines
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As Mr Bevins says, the Jubilee line runs to North Greenwich. But North Greenwich is nearly two miles from historic Greenwich, two miles by bus along mean streets. You'd take a bus or tube one stop from Hyde Park Corner to Green Park. The Jubilee Line runs through splendid, well-lit and handsome stations, but otherwise of course offers no views.

The Docklands Light Railway runs right to the historic centre, and offers good views of expansive and expensive new buildings from the elevated track. But its line is indirect, and from Hyde Park Corner it involves changes at Holborn and Bank.

Riverboats run even in winter, offer good views along the Thames, and naturally halt at the historic centre. Indeed, the view they offer as you arrive is spectacular. They take their time, which is fine if you're to enjoy the views, and cost double or more what any other route costs. From Hyde Park Corner you'd reach the Embankment pier easiest by changing once, at South Kensington.

I think some trains run direct from platforms 1 and 2 of Charing Cross Railtrack station to Greenwich, and the route thither is also via South Kensington to Embankment, then 200 yards up Villiers Street to Charing Cross Station. Other trains involve a change to platform one at London Bridge. The views are not as good as the river gives, just Southwark Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and St Paul's church in Deptford, with acres of social housing in between. Your train comes to Greenwich station, a half or quarter mile from the historic centre. The line is in fact the world's first suburban railway (1833 or 1838), but only geeks like me know the tiny details that point to its antiquity.

Please write if I can help further. Welcome to south London

Ben Haines

Old Dec 28th, 2000, 11:03 AM
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The boat! the boat! My husband and I took the boat down the Thames on a dry but cold April day. Pleasant trip and the views from the river are lovely. If time isn't of an essence, take the slow and leisurely way, I always say. Lucky you!
Old Dec 28th, 2000, 11:08 AM
Beth Anderson
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hi there,

why not just do a London Walks Greenwich trip? It's cheap, you get a GREAT guide for about 3 hours, a boat ride... and after the tour is done you can go your own way. It meets at the Tower Hill tube stop at 1100 on Tuesdays (maybe other days too)

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